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NCJ Number: 163848 Find in a Library
Title: Documentation (From Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Older Persons: Strategies for Assessment and Intervention, P 145- 161, 1996, Lorin A Baumhover and S Colleen Beall, eds. -- See 163840)
Author(s): D E Rosenblatt
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Health Professions Press, Inc
Baltimore, MD 21285
Sale Source: Health Professions Press, Inc
P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter outlines the benefits of documentation and suggests models for documenting elderly mistreatment.
Abstract: Implicit in the concept of documentation is a process of gathering information to document. To document properly, it is necessary to work through the processes of screening, assessment, and planning. Documentation is crucial to current attempts to address the problem and is essential for future attempts to track the clinical course and assess the value of interventions. Documentation, therefore, has value at both the case level and the policy level. Most State laws mandate the reporting of suspected elder abuse, and many laws specifically require members of the health care professions to report. Documentation is facilitated when fact-finding has been organized through the use of assessment tools. In describing how to document a case of elder abuse, this chapter considers how to collect demographic data, psychosocial data, caregiver data, medical history, data on patient/client observation, laboratory data, environmental data, and data on assessment and plan. 7 tables, 22 references, and appended mini-mental state inpatient consultation form
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Elder Abuse; Elderly victim services; Investigative techniques; Records; Records management
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